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Any Canadians who bought from Silicon Lottery tell us how much import duties, taxes, and/or customs fees you had to pay?

post #1 of 15
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I'm going to pull a trigger on a 8700k, and this CPU is already 500$ canadian dollars, I'm really not sure what to expect in terms of custom/duties fees and I don't want bad surprises. I once ordered a 200$ monitor mount (triple monitors) and had to pay over 100$ of duties/taxes(50% ******* percent of the price), so I don't want to have to end up paying my CPU 750$.

I did some research, found this site : https://www.crossbordershopping.ca/calculators/canadian-duty-calculator
Which brings me to 58.50$ (CDN) for taxes, and 0$ for Duty, but I'm really not sure if I can rely on that information..

So just looking for a fellow Canadian who has the experience!
post #2 of 15
Same question for me. But also, wondering if DHL or USPS have more/less brokerage fees? I guess I don't really care about timing wink.gif But I would like to have less brokerage fees

Vincent
post #3 of 15
Would like to know the duty charges. Also considering a purchase from Canada
post #4 of 15
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That site is generally correct, however, it depends on what the seller "values" the product as. For example, if the seller values tot he product at $100 and it's really worth $400, you will get dinged with the $400-rate import charges. Generally speaking, customs does look at every package. It really depends on the person looking at it and generally they will Google Search for the right value. I've had Google Homes shipped from the US to Canada and 3 out of the 4 (shipped separately on different dates and valued in the same ($129 USD), were charged customs/duty but the 4th was $0. All shipped via UPS (not USPS/Can Post).

In my experience (I order a LOT of stuff from the US including electronics, car parts, etc) USPS/Can Post is generally the cheaper method compared to UPS or FedEX. I haven't used Purolator a lot but I've had good luck with them too.


Here's my ranking:

UPS: Steer clear $$$$$.
FedEX: $$$$ - You will not get charged upon delivery, a separate bill will arrive at your door step in about 3-4 weeks without anyone telling you so.
USPS/Can Post: $$$.
Purolator: $$$ - Hit/Miss


Also if the seller charges for "shipping" this is not factored into the customs/duty cost after the fact. So you pay the seller whatever, THEN you get the charge when UPS delivers it, or, when you pick it up from the post office. Generally Can Post will mark down the duty charges on your pickup slip.


Hope this helps, it sucks, but it is what it is. You usually won't get charged on items if it's $50 or less, or, marked as "Gift". The gift thing works really well around the holidays and if not around the holidays, be sure to include a "real" birthday card for the recipient so when customs opens it up, they see the card and legit think it is a gift. Haven't done this myself, but have heard others do it without problems. YMMV lol.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the response boosted. Silicon Loterry offers either DHL or USPS, have any experience with DHL? I think I'd go with USPS since it's 10$ cheaper.
post #6 of 15
That's who I forgot. DHL is generally the same as UPS. I'd go the USPS route.
post #7 of 15
Ive bought the opposite direction from Canada to the US and found UPS the worst. What a racket they have going on at the Canadian border. Last thing I bought was a simple $40 UV lens filer that I use more for the protection of the front element of a $2000 lens than any actual filtering capabilities. When the UPS guy knocked on my door and wanted more than $40 in duties and brokerage fees I about crapped myself. The duties were like 3%. It was that brokerage fee that chapped my arse. HOLY CRAP!! I refused delivery and they sent it back. I contacted the sell and they reshipped CA Post./USPS and it got here quicker and was in my mailbox with no extra charges period.
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post #8 of 15
Most of our Canadian customers seem to prefer USPS, I've heard brokerage fees being the most common reason why.
post #9 of 15
Just received my processor today, and it was $19.83 in duties and customs fees for USPS 3-7 days
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Just received my processor today, and it was $19.83 in duties and customs fees for USPS 3-7 days

What CPU did you get & how much was it?
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